Category: Nutrition

According the Centers for Disease Control, the number of children and adolescents with chronic disease has quadrupled since the 1960s, and obesity is a large contributor. With most pediatricians practicing ‘fast food’ medicine— 10 minute appointments for treating only symptoms rather than considering the whole child— it’s not surprising that even a city as healthy

‘Tis the season for treating your family to fun and festive holiday fare! Even though this time of year is known for overindulging in sweet treats, it’s really important to keep your loved ones on a healthy path. One of the biggest culprits impacting our overall health is the prevalence of sugar in our diet.

Commonsense things you can do to prevent colds/coughs/flu:  Wash hands frequently, especially before eating and refrain from touching your face. Hydrate: drink filtered water equal to half your weight in ounces (120lb person = 60 oz) is your daily target. Eat a rainbow! Lots of colorful fruits and vegetables will protect you. They are rich in antioxidants that

At GetzWell, we proudly stand behind the “Breast is the Best!” mantra. Why? Research continues to uncover the inextricable link between breast milk and your baby’s long term health. While we recognize there are circumstances that prevent breast feeding and honor a mother’s decision, whatever it is, to feed her baby as best she can,

Now that spring is in full swing, we’d like to share some helpful tips and resources for making your home “green” clean and toxic-free. 1. DIY solutions.  You can make safe, cost-effective, and earth-friendly concoctions for virtually any household need, including laundry detergents, air fresheners, grout cleaners, etc. This helpful  article from Apartment Therapy  offers 25 DIY Green

Check out GetzWell’s very first video blog on how you can positively influence your child’s nutrition.

We all know that vitamins and minerals contribute importantly to our overall health. However, according to Mark Hyman, M.D. who is the author of The UltraMind Solution and several other NY Times best sellers, more than 92% of American’s are deficient in one or more vitamins (based on 2012 NHANES data). Obviously we’re not getting

We are all are teeming with natural gut bacteria (a.k.a. gut flora) that have myriad functions including facilitating digestion and safeguarding against harmful diseases and allergies. In fact, nearly 75-80% of immune function originates in the gastrointestinal tract. In this post we’ll give you the inside scoop on the inner workings of good gut health

For decades, children have been the prime target market for big food corporations. In this recent interview clip, Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, tells the history of Oscar Mayer’s Lunchables, the on-the-go snack of processed meats, cheeses and crackers the company marketed to kids of working moms

As we nestle into winter, it’s important to keep safe and healthy during cold and flu season. Along with eating a whole foods diet and staying active, you should also make supplementing with Vitamin D a priority. What’s the big deal about Vitamin D? We asked this very same question in a previous post, and